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Bill Hashizume Interview

Date: October 29, 2005
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Videographer: Takeshi Yano
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1006-4
01:56:49
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Nisei male. Born June 22, 1922, in Mission, British Columbia, Canada. Grew up in Mission before moving to Japan with mother and sisters at age sixteen. Attended high school and college in Japan and enlisted in the Japanese navy in 1944. Worked in Japan for several years following World War II, then returned to Canada, choosing to live in Toronto, Ontario. Author of Japanese Community in Mission: A Brief History 1904-1942.
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Description of siblings Segment 1 of 24 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Father's background: trying out a fishing career upon first arriving in Canada Segment 2 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Mother's background: working as a midwife in Japan Segment 3 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Parents' early farm in Mission: sponsoring workers from Japan Segment 4 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Helping on family farm as a child Segment 5 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Discussion of Japanese community in Mission, British Columbia, Canada Segment 6 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attending grade school and Japanese language school Segment 7 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Difficulties of learning Japanese language upon moving to Japan as a teenager Segment 8 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attending school in Japan Segment 9 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Memories of prewar racial segregation Segment 10 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Trying to adapt to life in Japan Segment 11 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Life in Japan during World War II Segment 12 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Wartime communication between Japan and Canada Segment 13 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Japanese wartime situation; dealing with Japanese government propaganda Segment 14 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Enlisting in the Japanese navy Segment 15 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Feelings as a Japanese Canadian serving in the Japanese navy Segment 16 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Training for service in the Japanese navy Segment 17 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Thoughts on Japan's losing World War II Segment 18 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Discussion of Japan's military during World War II Segment 19 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Hiring a fishing boat after end of war to visit mother in Shikoku; postwar work in Japan Segment 20 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Postwar work in Japan for American government Segment 21 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Deciding to return to Canada Segment 22 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Thoughts on identity as a Japanese Canadian who lived in Japan Segment 23 of 24 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Current projects, description of family Segment 24 of 24 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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